New England Revolution forward Charlie Davies was diagnosed with liposarcoma, a cancer that affects connective tisue, in the spring and is now in remission, the team announced Saturday.
“It was important for Charlie to concentrate on his family and treatment during the past few weeks and the club honored his wish for privacy,” the team statement read. “The New England Revolution will continue to support him through full recovery and are looking forward to seeing him back out on the pitch.”
Davies last played for the Revolution on April 27th. He returned to training on July 13, but has yet to play in a match.
The 30-year-old took to Twitter later in the day to express his excitement on returning to the team.
Cancer was something I never expected. But having beaten it, I'm that much stronger for it. Pumped to be back with the squad!— Charlie Davies (@CharlieDavies9) July 30, 2016
Davies previously was sidelined for 18 months after being involved in a fatal car crash, which killed a woman in the car with him. He suffer multiple broken bones and major internal injuries as a result of the accident.
Davies has seen time with the U.S. national team, scoring four goals in 17 appearances.